dxfsphere - generate a triangle mesh approximating a sphere by
recursive subdivision in .dxf format using libdime
dxfsphere [-c] [-t] [-i] [-o outfile] level
This manual page documents briefly the dxfsphere command. This manual
page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has
documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.
dxfsphere is a program that
generate a triangle mesh approximating a sphere by
recursive subdivision. First approximation is an platonic
solid; each level of refinement increases the number of
triangles by a factor of 4.
Level 3 (128 triangles for an octahedron) is a good tradeoff if
gouraud shading is used to render the database.
level level is an integer >= 1 setting the recursion level (default
-c, causes triangles to be generated with vertices in
order as viewed from the outside in a RHS coordinate system.
The default is clockwise order.
-t, starts with a tetrahedron instead of an octahedron
-i, starts with a icosahedron instead of an octahedron
-o, outfile (default is stdout)
-h, Show useage.
files in: /usr/share/doc/libdime/, /usr/share/doc/libdime-dev/.
The programs are documented fully by http://www.coin3d.org/lib/dime/,
available via the Internet.
This manual page was written by A. Maitland Bottoms
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
September 21, 2003 DIME(1)